A Yorkshire company has been appointed by the University of York to maintain its portfolio of buildings used by 23,000 people.
The university - a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities - has awarded Robinsons Facilities Services a place on its property maintenance framework.
The HVAC maintenance and repair operator is one of three accredited contractors appointed to carry out general plumbing repairs and replacement works across the extensive estate as part of the new framework.
This includes the nine colleges on its 500-acre Heslington campus, the grade II listed Heslington Hall itself, as well as the medieval grade I listed King's Manor site in York city centre.
The framework has been developed to ensure that the university has in place a speedy and compliant route for the delivery of all its plumbing improvement needs, for projects worth up to £25,000. This includes installation, maintenance and repair of water and gas pipes, as well as sinks and toilets and similar assets.
The value of the whole framework, which runs for up to four years depending on performance, is estimated to be between £600,000 and £800,000 a year.
Robinsons Facilities Services is based in Bishop Thornton, near Harrogate, and carries out planned and preventative maintenance and round-the-clock emergency repairs to more than 600 commercial and public sites throughout north, south, west and east Yorkshire.